Emine Erdogan: How does the world talk about human rights?


First Lady Emine Erdogan, wife of the Turkish President, asked how the world, which was silent regarding an Israeli minister’s call to drop a nuclear bomb on Gaza, could speak about universal human rights?

This came in a post by the wife of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan through her account on the “X” platform on the occasion of International Human Rights Day, corresponding to December 10.

She pointed to the anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was signed 75 years ago to establish peace and order in the world while human rights were being trampled on in Gaza.

The First Lady pointed out that she was shocked by the scenes of innocent children shrouded in Gaza for two months, “while the world was supposed to take action, especially when it comes to children.”


She added, “Israel is committing a crime against humanity in Palestine through its blatant violation of universal humanitarian values and international law.”

The Turkish president’s wife pointed out that “Israel does not only kill women, children and the elderly, but also kills all human values.”

She stressed that “Turkey will continue to inform the world of the injustice taking place, point out criminals through various forums and means, and unite voices for peace.”

She expressed her hope “to create a global system in which the oppressed, the innocent, refugees and the needy are not looked at according to their ethnic or religious affiliations, and in which everyone receives fair and equal treatment.”

She also accompanied her post with a picture containing information about the Israeli attacks, entitled “The human rights tragedy taking place in Gaza.”